Grateful Dead Live at Fox Theatre on 1972-10-18
Me and My Uncle
Don't Ease Me In
Brown Eyed Women
Beat It On Down the Line
Big Railroad Blues
China Cat Sunflower >
I Know You Rider
Playin' In the Band >
Dark Star >
Morning Dew >
Playin' In the Band
One More Saturday Night
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Fox TheatreLocation St. Louis, MOSource Unknown SBD source (probably shnid 7295) CD > wav > cool edit 2000 > flacTransferred by Phil Matera
Further remastering by Phil Matera via Cool Edit 2000
Unknown source (probably shnid 7295) CD > wav > cool edit 2000 > flac
(see more notes below)
Phil Matera, 1/24/2013, gd1972-10-18.sbd.matera.123571.sbeok.flac16
As always, I started "remastering" with the intent of doing it quickly, but
adequately enough to my ears. That is never enough (as I am sure you
musical editing freaks are aware) so I went through a number of iterations to
get a very much enhanced recording. I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely
(imho) that this came out.
One thing that made it difficult to make it sound pristine, is that there
is an inherent distortion on the right channel. What I like about the distortion,
is that it is mostly on Weir's guitar, and it gives him a more distinctive sound.
All tracks were balanced via Cool Edit. The amplitudes of many tracks
were very low. These were all brought up to a reasonable level. Jerry
was way low in the mix, so a bit of the balance was edged towards the left
channel. All tracks were Quick-Filtered to bring out more of the highs
and bring back the sorely missing bass lines.
Fixes: cuts on Saturday Night and Morning Dew > Playin'
taken from 7295 and 're-massaged" to match all other tracks.
October 14, 2015
This review is for the show, not the recording. I actually was listening to the Miller version, but the review button is malfunctioning on that one.
This is apparently a somewhat famous show, and for 72, yes it's good. I'm not a big 71-72 guy, as I think their sound was too brittle and clean to be all that pleasant. This changed a lot in 73. I guess the Playing in the Band sandwich is noteworthy. The Dark Star is really boring, with none of the Gibson Les Paul thickness or the Irwin Wolf gain boost. Even not being a fan of the year, I've heard better from 72. Way better.
September 2, 2014
back to the fox
beautiful job, phil.......nice soundstage
June 3, 2014
bobby big in the mix -- a good thing
as per notes, there's a slight distortion in bob's guitar channel and adds (very pleasantly) to the cumulative sound. china cat>rider and playin' are excellent. am def gonna tag this show